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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Refused Oz Classification
24. Re: Saints Row IV Refused Oz Classification Jun 25, 2013, 18:28 Burrito of Peace
 
avianflu wrote on Jun 25, 2013, 16:37:
oh and just try immigrating there. The answer will be no unless you are 20-something.

I'm currently in the process of emigrating to Australia and, being 35, I am finding no barriers whatsoever. Their restrictions make sense. Why allow an influx of non-professional workers when the native labor workers are finding it hard to obtain a job?

I have a demonstrable skillset that Australian businesses need so that, obviously, is quite helpful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
1. Re: Morning Previews Jun 25, 2013, 12:18 Burrito of Peace
 
Mad Max game...WANT!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jun 14, 2013, 09:06 Burrito of Peace
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 07:21:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 03:42:
Steam DRM is inconvenient (better not have to restart your computer if your internet ever goes down), that's for sure.

On the flip side, I haven't paid over $10 for a game on my Steam library since HL2.

If the Xbox decides to become like Steam, well, I already have Steam.

There's a simpler truth that separates the two that people forget: Steam is free, the Xbox is $500.

There's an even simpler truth than that:

Not every game for the PC requires Steam. In fact, there are new games you can buy from GoG that do not have the Steam requirement. There is still a choice as to whether or not you wish to participate in DRM.

Even if you want a game that has such DRM, you still have the very easy and readily available option of bypassing that DRM. There are several groups on the internet that make such bypasses available.

With the Xbox One, there is no choice. You are forced in to a DRM scheme no matter what you purchase for use on it and you have no easy, readily available way of bypassing it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 12, 2013, 12:13 Burrito of Peace
 
They need to relax. It'll be over soon.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $10MM in Funding
11. Re: Star Citizen Passes $10MM in Funding Jun 11, 2013, 12:54 Burrito of Peace
 
I chucked a few hundred ducats at it...because I believe that Chris Roberts can pull it off. I have enjoyed every game he has ever made. Yes, even Privateer 2.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein The New Order E3 Trailer
23. Re: Wolfenstein The New Order E3 Trailer Jun 6, 2013, 19:39 Burrito of Peace
 
Grumpy Sod wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 19:18:
I'd love to see someone take something like Fatherland and do a decent game out of it.

Amazing book, that. I think it would be great as an adventure game laid out exactly as the book is. Well, the major plot points at any rate.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein The New Order E3 Trailer
20. Re: Wolfenstein The New Order E3 Trailer Jun 6, 2013, 18:28 Burrito of Peace
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 13:19:
WRONG IS TIMELESS. Wrong is wrong. Nazi = wrong.

NEVER GOING TO FORGET.

I am sure the Romans, Egyptians, Ottoman Turks, Mamaluks, Americans, French, British, Dutch, Spanish, Isrealis, and Russians, to name but a few in the history of mankind, would disagree with you in regards to committing genocide. They all did it and for varying motivations. None of them would, as sovereign states, claim that they were "wrong".

Wrong is, in fact, never "timeless" and it is also highly subjective. There world does not exist in black and white moral certitude with everyone agreeing what "moral" is, let alone what morality should entail.

The horrors of war are already forgotten. If you asked your average student what was significant 70+ years ago at places with names like Gross-Rosen, Jasenovac, or Sobibor and they'll stare at you blankly. Hell, ask them about Tuol Sleng or Choeung Ek and you'll get the same response.

Still, I'd like to play a game as a historical "bad guy", regardless of nationality, in an alternate timeline. Get someone like Harry Turtledove to write the script for it. It'd be interesting to see the world through the viewpoint of a victor other than we.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein The New Order E3 Trailer
4. Re: Wolfenstein The New Order E3 Trailer Jun 6, 2013, 11:50 Burrito of Peace
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 11:36:
Hmmm, trailer launched on the same day as the anniversary of the D-Day landings. Some may call this timing tasteless, others may call it good marketing.

I'm not sure a majority of the demographic who would purchase this knows the anniversary date of the D-Day invasion and, even among the those who did, I can't imagine many, if any, caring.

Also, how come we never get games like this where you can play as the Nazis or the "bad guys" of other eras? If we're going alternate-timeline here, what's the big deal?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 5, 2013, 10:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Hey Blue,

This past week and this week, I've been having problems accessing BN in the early hours of the am (~5am CST). This has been happening on a home connection, a cell connection and work's connection, all three provided by different companies.

Is BN down for differential backup at those times?
 
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News Comments > EVE Online DDoS Attack
13. Re: EVE Online DDoS Attack Jun 2, 2013, 22:10 Burrito of Peace
 
Gib007 wrote on Jun 2, 2013, 18:22:
We missed a Destroyer Fleet event today because of the downtime. Was not happy.

Bless your heart.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jun 2, 2013, 17:01 Burrito of Peace
 
Gun Salesman: We call this piece the Fecalator. One look at it and the target shits him or herself. Try it on.

Loki: Well, it's a lot more compact than the flaming sword, but it's not nearly as impressive. Just doesn't have that Wrath-of-the-Almighty edge to it. I mean, come on, how am I supposed to strike fear into the hearts of the wicked with this thing? Look at this...

Bartleby: Well, then, you know, don't use a gun. Just lay the place to waste, like.

Loki: Easy for you to say. You get off light in razing. You got to stand there and read at Sodom and Gomorrah, I had to do all the work.

Bartleby: What work did you do? You lit a few fires.

Loki: I rained down sulphur, man, there's a subtle difference.

Bartleby: Oh, yeah, I'm sure.

Loki: Hey, you know, fuck you, man. Any moron with a pack of matches can set a fire. Raining down sulphur is like an endurance trial man. Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior Classic Free on Steam
20. Re: Shadow Warrior Classic Free on Steam Jun 2, 2013, 08:47 Burrito of Peace
 
Holy Great Wall of Text! Was that all necessary?  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Expeditions: Conquistador
15. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Expeditions: Conquistador May 31, 2013, 19:43 Burrito of Peace
 
Let's face it, sandy vaginas aside, who doesn't want to play the winning side?  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced
31. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced May 30, 2013, 14:36 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2013, 14:28:
I run a SilverStone Raven RV03, which uses a couple of 20cm fans to shift air up through the case.

20cm eh? Do they run at 20,000RPM to be effective? How do you stand the noise?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 24, 2013, 10:04 Burrito of Peace
 
That's funny considering that Intel is getting out of desktop board manufacturing.  
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News Comments > Dungeons and Dragons Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy Preorders
4. Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy Preorders May 23, 2013, 12:31 Burrito of Peace
 
Tanto Edge wrote on May 23, 2013, 11:10:
Who would create a D&D game and say, well, all Rogues use two blades. All fighters use sword and board.

People who really suck at game balance.

For which Cryptic is the poser child.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation May 20, 2013, 23:58 Burrito of Peace
 
No.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
32. Re: Game Reviews May 19, 2013, 17:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Mad Max RW wrote on May 19, 2013, 16:09:
...let's focus on Christianity and how all those people who follow it today are ignorant clowns...

Given how many claim they are Christians and the actual percentage of people who really DO try to be like Yeshua bin Yosef of Nazareth, I'd say a large majority are ignorant clowns.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
25. Re: Game Reviews May 19, 2013, 15:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Blue wrote on May 19, 2013, 10:01:
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 18, 2013, 19:13:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 18, 2013, 18:33:
Akando wrote on May 18, 2013, 16:36:
Wow, hate speech much?

Hate speech? Seriously? I guess the bar must be rolling around on the ground these days...

Only from people who are too frightened and incapable of rationally and logically discussing the pros and cons of any topic. It's now de rigueur to whine and cry "hate speech" or "racism" when you don't like what someone says but can't effectively and intelligently present a counter argument.

That's it... someone couldn't come up with an effective retort for the compellingly stated argument of calling someone a "religious nut"?

I didn't realize bigotry needed a more direct counterargument than being called out.

Simply identifying a problem doesn't resolve the problem itself, Blue. If that were the case, the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s would never have needed to occur. We'd have all been legally equal since 1865 when the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was disbanded.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 19, 2013, 10:47 Burrito of Peace
 
Quboid wrote on May 19, 2013, 08:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 18, 2013, 19:11:
So, that's...what...$50 in US currency?

It works out as about $2.7 billion in US currency (source: RTFA).

Clearly you don't get border humor.
 
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